Lauren has been teaching for six years in South Africa, having completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Natal and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education through UNISA. She majored in Fine Arts and English, also completing the full three years of Zulu as a second language. She is driven by a passion for children, animals, nature and a spirit of adventure which is what has led her to embrace the challenge of running an independent school of outstanding quality in Mozambique, far from the madding crowds.
Lauren specializes in teaching senior primary (key stage 2) but is qualified and has experience in teaching to year nine. She has also taught grade R and years one and two. At a previous school, she helped to establish a culture of health and fitness, with a rigorous daily training program for staff and pupils, which culminated in a number of mile swims, triathlons and half-marathons. Lauren has trained as a swimming coach in Natal and has completed two Wildlife and Game Management courses in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. She is also an accomplished horsewoman and artist.
It is with her enthusiasm and experience in these fields that she would like to see Kingfisher Lake grow into a one-of-a-kind learning experience, inspired by nature. She hopes that pupils will emerge as confident, accountable, caring individuals who can pave the way to a healthier planet.
Arleto Morgado Lambo Madaucane
Arleto Morgado Lambo Madaucane (known affectionately to the children as Professor Macuacua) has been teaching for five years in Mozambique. He has completed his Professional Studies in Teaching (grades one to seven) at ADPP College in Inhambane, Mozambique.
He has experience in teaching on an international level and has taught children from different backgrounds and nationalities. He teaches in Portuguese, Gitonga as well as English.
He has a natural rapport with children and thus possesses a wonderful ability in guiding and teaching them. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help his learners.
In his day to day living he strives to be an honest, humble and respected member of the community.
Anna – Miss O – is a teacher from Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Anthropology, as well as a Bachelors Degree of Education.
Through her teacher training, she specialized in Social and Emotional learning. She has been teaching in numerous primary schools since 2012, with a range of different ages.
Anna first moved to Mozambique to be closer to nature and the ocean. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, gardening, travelling and creating things.
Anna is passionate about art as well as environmental awareness and is always incorporating this into her daily teaching.
Inês was born and grew up in Lisbon. Her great passion for sport started at a very young age, which made her take the course of Physical Education and Sport Teacher at the Faculdade Lusófona in Lisbon. After completing her course, she set out on a new experience that brought her to Mozambique in 2005. She taught at the French school in Maputo for a year, developed a gymnastics project for children, which led her to become a Mozambique National Coach of Artistic Gymnastics. Furthermore she mounted her own project of Nature Activities for children (Equilibriumoz).
In 2014, she embraced a two-year adventure in Cape Verde where she taught Physical Education and Gymnastics at the French School of Praia and worked on developing a social project for two Cape Verdean communities.
Her passion for sport is transmitted to her students through different modalities and educational games, where the motto is Physical Education is part of our lives and with it we will become full human beings!
Inês nasceu e viveu em Lisboa, a sua grande paixão pelo desporto começou desde muito pequena o que a fez tirar o curso de Professora de Educação Física e Desporto na Faculdade Lusófona de Lisboa. Após finalizar o seu curso partiu em busca de uma nova experiência que a trouxe até Moçambique em 2005, deu aulas na escola Francesa De Maputo durante um ano, desenvolveu um projeto de ginástica para crianças do bairro na Faculdade de Educação Física de Maputo o que a levou a ser Selecionadora Nacional de Moçambique de Ginástica Artística, montou também o seu próprio projeto de Atividades para crianças na Natureza (Equilibriumoz). Em 2014, partiu para mais uma aventura de dois anos em Cabo-verde onde lecionou Educação Física e ginástica na Escola Francesa da Praia e trabalhou no desenvolvimento de um projeto social em duas comunidades Cabo-verdianas.
A sua paixão pelo desporto é transmitida aos seus alunos através das diferentes modalidades e jogos educativos, onde o lema é a Educação Física faz parte das nossas vidas e com ela seremos seres completos!
Aaron Catrett teaches our year 5 & 6 students. He is a lateral-entry educator residing in Tofo and hailing from the United States. He has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in International Studies and minoring in English. Before becoming a teacher, Aaron worked as a sales executive for digital media companies including Yahoo!, IDG Publishers, and Wikia and as a writer and coordinator for development projects in partnership with IDGC and the United Nations University. He brings a breadth of applicable real-world experience, a hunger for knowledge, and an enthusiasm for education.
Aaron encourages the kids to embrace curiosity and equips them with the skills to achieve understanding. Blending project based learning techniques, traditional chalkboard grit, and innovative learning initiatives, he engages his students and fuels their desire to learn.